Christine Jamrose Appointed Engineering Director
Mayor Dave Wood has announced that Christine Jamrose has been appointed to the position of City Engineer/Director of Engineering, effective December 1, 2016. Ms. Jamrose is replacing Gary West who retired November 30th after a 32-year career with the City of Mishawaka as Director of Engineering.
Ms. Jamrose graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana. She began her professional career working several years for a civil/environmental engineering consulting firm before joining the City of Mishawaka in 1994 and serving as the City's Assistant Director of Engineering for the past 22 years. During this tenure, Ms. Jamrose has been integral to the successful expansion that Mishawaka has experienced through consistent and steady guidance to private property development from residential subdivisions to commercial development within the Main Street and Grape Road corridors. She has also represented the City on many intergovernmental committees & projects.
"We are very fortunate to have an individual with Chris’ engineering education, experience with the City projects and knowledge of support for other departments," commented Gary West. "I feel confident that the appointment of Chris will ensure a seamless transition in this position for the City of Mishawaka departments, engineers, consultants and contractors.”
Mayor Wood agrees, stating "The City of Mishawaka owes a great debt of gratitude to Gary West. Part of his legacy, besides leaving Mishawaka and its infrastructure in a great place, is the positive influence he had on his colleagues and peers throughout the City and especially through developing future leaders such as Chris Jamrose. Gary and Chris have put Mishawaka in a great position going forward and Chris is ready to step up and lead Mishawaka’s infrastructure needs in an ever-changing world."